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When ICN meets C-RAN for HetNets: an SDN approach

Yang, Chenchen, Chen, Zhiyong, Xia, Bin, Wang, Jiangzhou (2015) When ICN meets C-RAN for HetNets: an SDN approach. IEEE Communications Magazine, 53 (11). pp. 118-125. ISSN 0163-6804. (doi:10.1109/MCOM.2015.7321980) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:53569)

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http://doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2015.7321980

Abstract

With ever growing mobile Internet and the explosion of its applications, users are experiencing abundant services from different content providers via different network service providers in the heterogeneous network. The information-centric network (ICN) advocates getting rid of the current host-centric network protocol because information dissemination rather than end-to-end communication contributes to the majority of today's network traffic. Furthermore, it is better for network entities to converge as a whole in order to take advantage of open, scalable, and smart traffic transmission. The cloud radio access network is one of the emerging architecture evolutions on the wireless side for easier infrastructure deployment and network management. Therefore, when the information-centric network meets the C-RAN in the Het-Net, it is worthwhile and consequential to integrate ICN protocol with C-RAN architecture to achieve more efficient communication and information management. Moreover, SDN has been recognized as another promising architecture evolution to achieve the flexibility and reconfigurability of dense HetNets; its inherent advantage lies in global uniform control of the wired network. Thus, any of ICN, C-RAN and SDN is the complementary to the others. In this article, we contribute to a fresh proposal for and elaboration of the integration of the ICN, CRAN, and SDN for the HetNet to achieve a win-win situation. The vision of the proposed system is demonstrated, followed by the advantages and challenges. We further present a hybrid system in a large-scale wireless heterogeneous campus network.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MCOM.2015.7321980
Uncontrolled keywords: C-RAN, HetNets, ICN protocol, SDN approach, architecture evolutions, cloud radio access network, cloud-RAN, global uniform control, heterogeneous network, host-centric network protocol, information dissemination, information-centric network, large-scale wireless heterogeneous campus network, mobile Internet, network service providers, network traffic, smart traffic transmission, software defined networking, wired network
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 12:51 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 11:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53569 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wang, Jiangzhou: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0881-3594
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